The National Soccer Coaches Association of America announced the 2004 NCAA Division III All-America team on December 9, 2004. The Gustavus Adolphus College men’s soccer team had two players named to the NSCAA/adidas All-America Team. Senior defender Joe Hartwell (Apple Valley, Minn.) and junior midfielder Bobby Kroog (Bloomington, Minn.) were named to the All-America team for the second consecutive season.
Joe Hartwell, a NSCAA third team all-region selection in 2003, was named to the first team All-America this season. The senior helped the Gusties to one of the finest seasons in school history as he anchored a defense that allowed just four goals in 23 games. The 2004 co-captain played every minute of every game recording five goals and two assists for 12 points from his central defender position. Along with the first team All-America selection, Hartwell received several other awards including the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) Player of the Year award, MIAC all-conference honors for the third consecutive season and was voted the team’s most valuable player. Hartwell, a four-year letter winner for the Gusties, missed only two matches of his college career both due to injury. He started and played in 67 matches for head coach Larry Zelenz and recorded eight goals and six assists for 22 points in his four-year career.
Bobby Kroog, a NSCAA second team All-America selection in 2003, was named to the third team All-America this season. The junior directed a midfield to the most successful season in school history. Kroog, a three-time letterwinner for Gustavus, tallied four goals and three assists for 11 points. Although he did not match his goal scoring ability from his sophomore season (15 goals, one assist, 31 points), the junior dominated the Gustie aerial attack and defense through the midfield. Kroog’s impeccable timing in the air and relentless determination to win the ball sparked the Gustie offense and consistently halted an opponents attempt to move forward. In addition to the NSCAA third team selection, Kroog was named to the MIAC all-conference team for the second consecutive season.
The 2004 Gustavus Adolphus College Men’s Soccer team will be remembered for the most successful season in school history. The Gusties claimed a share of the MIAC regular season title, won their second MIAC tournament title and advanced to the Elite Eight of the NCAA tournament. The Gusties wrapped up the season with a record of 18-2-3, setting a school record for most wins in a season with 18 and most shutouts in a season with 19. Gustavus allowed just four goals in 23 games to lead NCAA Division III in team goals against average (0.17) and team shutout percentage (0.83).
Position, Player, Class, School, Hometown
* indicates repeat selection
G, Gary Kane, Sr., John Hopkins, Lansdale, Pa.
D, Joe Hartwell, Sr., Gustavus Adolphus, Apple Valley, Minn.
D, Josh Greenleaf, Jr., Trinity, Austin, Texas
D, Dan Sullivan *, Sr., Bowdoin, Portsmouth, N.H.
M, Josh Bolton, Jr., Williams, Penfield, N.Y.
M, Anthony Fioretti, Sr., Puget Sound, Auburn, Wash.
M, Chad Garman, So., Wilmington, Dayton, Ohio
M, Alex Woods, Sr., Trinity, Houston, Texas
F, Erik Elizondo, Sr., Dominican, Cicero, Ill.
F, Brian Marks *, Jr., Stevens Tech, Yardley, Pa.
F, David McClellan, Jr., Messiah, Middleburg, Pa.
F, Patrick McGinnis , Sr., Colorado College, Colorado Springs, Colo.
G, Chris Stock, Sr., Geneseo, Penfield, N.Y.
D, Andy DeBord, Sr., College of Wooster, Cincinnati, Ohio
D, Todd Sabrowski, Jr., Whitworth, Oregon City, Ore.
D, Kurt Visker, Jr., Calvin, Grand Rapids, Mich.
D, Steve Watson, Jr., St. Lawrence, Scottsdale, Ariz.
M, Manabi Gill, Jr., Johns Hopkins, East Brunswick, N.J.
M, Kai Kasiguran, Fr., Messiah, Oakwood Village, Ohio
M, John Rusten, Sr., Middlebury, Federal Way, Wash.
M, Jason Sousa, Jr., Plattsburgh, Brampton, Ontario, Canada
F, Nathan Micklos, Jr., Rochester, Palatine, Ill.
F, Chris Quinn *, Sr., Trinity, San Antonio, Texas
F, Tim Stanley, Jr., Plattsburgh, Newport, Vt.
F, Peter Schreiber, Jr., Concordia (Wis.), Milwaukee, Wis.
G, Collin Lane, Sr., Wartburg, Muscatine, Iowa
D, James Greenslit, Jr., Wheaton (Mass.), Framingham, Mass.
D, Mike Hogan *, Jr., Montclair, Parsippany, N.J.
D, Jon Kincheloe, Sr., Transylania, Lexington, Ky.
D, Andy Wade, Sr., Trinity, Georgetown, Texas
M, Bobby Kroog *, Jr., Gustavus Adolphus, Bloomington, Minn.
M, Dan Lader, Sr., Salisbury, Bel Air, Md.
M, Nick Martinelli, Jr., Rowan, Lancaster, Pa.
M, Joe Meagher, Jr., U.S. Merchant Marine, Staten Island, N.Y.
F, Bryan Baird, Jr., California-Santa Cruz, Marin, Calif.
F, Verne Houston, Sr., Wartburg, Omaha, Neb.
F, Steve Pagnotta, Sr., Babson, Randolph, N.J.
F, Nicolas Varlamos, So., Whitworth, Edmonds, Wash.